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Changes could be coming to Illinois farmer's markets

Another sign that summer is around the corner — farmer's markets.

 Another sign that summer is around the corner — farmer's markets.

Many in Illinois are beginning to open.

And there's new legislation to streamline laws

A new plan to consolidate farmer market laws may make selling producer easier.

Currently, each county has its own set of rules for buying and selling food at farmers markets.

A new plan by state Senator Dave Koehler would establish one set of regulations across the entire state.

He hopes that this would help people looking to grow and sell produce in more than one county.

"This is a way of trying to streamline it, so that we can really encourage more local growers and vendors to produce and be able to sell their goods at farmer's market,” said Koehler.

The new set of laws would also require labels so that customers know where the food is being grown and produced.

 

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